Browsing Network Resources

The system can support various types of networks and provides built-in views for them.


Built-in View


Physical Network

Device Type

organizes and displays devices based on their types, such as Router, L3 Switch, Firewall, and LAN Switch.

Routing Protocol

organizes and displays devices based on their routing protocols, such as BGP, EIGRP, and OSPF.


organizes and displays virtualized devices based on their status and parent/child relation.

Cisco ACI

Application Centric View

displays tenants and the applications deployed under each tenant.

Network Centric View

displays what nodes are part of the SDN fabric and how they connect to the rest of the network.


Hosts and Clusters View

hierarchically displays the data centers, ESXi hosts, resource pools and virtual machines under a vCenter.

Networking View

displays vSwitches, port-groups and virtual machines and their topology.


NSX-V Components

organizes and displays the NSX-V network resources based on NSX components.


View by Accounts

displays accounts and the resources deployed under each account


Network View

displays tenants and the resources deployed under each tenant


Example: View the context maps of a firewall in a traditional network.

1.Click Network in the taskbar. The Network pane is used to manage, organize and provide various views for network resources discovered from traditional networks and software-defined networks.

2.In the Network pane, select Physical Network from the drop-down list and then select Device Type.

3.Expand the Firewall folder and select a specific firewall.

4.On the Context Maps tab, click Open Map to display the topology on a map.

5.Click the Node Details tab to view its property and interface details of the firewall.